Of course it would be. So we should assess first, always.
I tend to use the SFMA lumbar locked thoracic extension and rotation test for thoracic spine mobility as well as a basic down dog assessment. The down dog assessment is fast and easy. Check it out below.
So now you have a nice and easy thoracic spine extension mobility assessment before you start firing off mobility when it isn’t warranted.
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